I'm writing this post with one hand. I'm standing and holding my laptop with one hand. I can't sit because the electrical outlet is far from a chair and halfway up the wall. You can't question my commitment.
Most English speaking countries call cookies biscuits. Americans adopted the name from the Dutch. The dutch word is koekji.
Did you know the Farris wheel was invented for the Chicago World's Exposition? I learned that useful tidbit last year.
I just learned from Wikipedia that we owe another great invention to the Chicago World's Exposition: the brownie. In 1893, Bertha Palmer, the wife of the owner of the Palmer House Hotel, asked the hotel's pastry chef to create a dessert that could be packed into lunch boxes.